Definitions for keelboatˈkilˌboʊt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a roughly built, shallow freight boat having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of keelboat:
river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing
Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).
Keelboat has two distinct meanings related to two different types of boats: one a riverine cargo-capable working boat, and the other a classification for small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yachts.
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